The simple background and even illumination of this portrait allow for the showcasing of fine sartorial detail. Her appearance dazzles through its luxury: strands of imported pearls, bejewelled pendants, and metallic embroidery. The distinctive scalloped lace collar, accompanied by large golden accessories, also appears in a 1641 portrait by Rembrandt. As Harings worked in distant Friesland, he likely never saw Rembrandt’s portrait in Amsterdam. Haring’s painting thus documents the taste for this fashion in the northern part of the country.